Gender relations in general are complex and fascinating, so is it really any wonder that imposing that over rich environments would yield fruit. Oh man, female Viral? I don't think I could fantasize about "her" any more than I already do for "him," but just think of how that would change her pride/rivalry with Kamina.
Okay, maybe I've read too much Y the Last Man, but what if Simon was the only male in the show. I guess his abundant "spiral power" might take a new meaning.